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Social Engineering in the Amsterdam Metropolis

Frascati presents Utopia/Dystopia

Frascati International presents Utopia/Dystopia, a programme made up of Dutch and international productions in which theatre-makers explicitly relate to our times. They speak out in an attempt to create order in a world from which the big ideologies have disappeared. You could call it documentary theatre in which the personal and the political meet.
Between October 27 and 31st this series of apocalyptic world views is staged. Whether this focuses on the fall of the Berlin Wall, the political situation in Beirut or the rise of a ‘liveability crisis’ in the Dutch town of Venlo; the productions that make up Utopia/Dystopia are all in search of ways to relate to (lack of) ideology.
Staalvilla resident Marjolijn van Heemstra, in collaboration with Julie Van den Berghe, contributs with 2012. The play is part of the After the Fall: Europe after 1989 theater project initiated by the Goethe Institute. Check the trailer right here…

Other contributions will be Void Story (trailer) by Tim Etchells – Forced Entertainment; 1: SONGS by Nicole Beutler; Theater with dirty feet by Rabih MrouĆ© and Venlo by the Wunderbaum Collective.

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Engineering Society

Social engineering is a controversial and highly politically incorrect term. We know. The practice of engineering societies is associated with colonial and apartheid repression and oppressive rule. We despise. In our brave new world in which colonisators, colonials and postcolonials battle for identity and space social engineering might be more complex, but nevertheless just as present. We REclaim.


Engineering Society is the publicationplatform for recent developments in social engineering and the interdisciplinary university program 'Social Engineering in the Amsterdam Metropolis!'


Social Engineering is een controversiele en politiek incorrecte term. Daarvan zijn we ons bewust! In de alledaagse praktijk is de maakbare samenleving vaak verbonden met apartheid, onderdrukking en tyrannie. Dat verafschuwen we! In onze brave new world waar kolonisatoren, gekoloniseerden en post-kolonialen strijden om identiteit en ruimte is social engineering misschien complexer dan ooit, maar minstens zo actueel! Point made!

Engineering Society is het publicatieplatform voor actuele ontwikkelingen omtrent de maakbare samenleving en de interdisciplinaire minor 'Maakbaarheid in de Grote Stad!'

Office for Social Engineering

The Office for Social Engineering is a foundation based in Amsterdam and a joint-initiative by Partizan Publik and Martijn van Tol, Lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and radio journalist at the wereldomroep.

Office for Social Engineering is een vanuit Amsterdam opererende stichting en een gemeenschappelijk initiatief van Partizan Publik en Martijn van Tol, docent politicologie en internationale betrekkingen aan de Faculteit der Maatschappij en Gedragswetenschappen van de Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) en journalist voor de wereldomroep.

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